Here's the SPD Blotter report about a tip received Monday that led to the arrest of a sex offender who appeared on the "Washington's Most Wanted" television show. Our partners at Central District News have a few details about the foot pursuit required to haul the bad guy in. From the description, sounds like the man busted was convicted rapist Allen Watson.
On May 3rd, at approximately 1:30 PM, Crime Stoppers received a tip that a suspected sex offender profiled on Washington’s Most Wanted television show was in the area of Broadway and Jefferson Street. That tip resulted in a 911 call to Seattle Police and officers checked out the area. The tip provided a clothing description of the suspect, but he was not immediately located. At about 3:00 PM, the suspect was seen in the same area. Officers responded and observed the suspect walking westbound on James Court near Broadway. The suspect then turned onto Broadway and began walking southbound. Officers approached him and told him to stop. At that point, the suspect took off at a sprint. An off-duty officer who was working in the area joined in the foot pursuit. The officer observed the suspect throw a white object underneath a car as he was running. The officers caught up with the suspect and took him into custody without any further incident. Officers were able to confirm the suspect’s identity, along with his outstanding warrants for failing to register as a sex offender. Officers were able to retrieve the item the suspect tossed and it turned out to be crack cocaine. The suspect was booked into the King County Jail on outstanding warrants and felony narcotics possession charges.